Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Iranian Underground: Small World Music Presents Kiosk June 1 2013 in Toronto

From a release:

Small World Music Presents
Iranian Underground Rockers Kiosk
the Mod Club - Toronto
June 1, 2013

* Note Early Start * (Doors at 7:00) 19+ Event

‘Kiosk's stinging political satire is hidden within its blues and folksy sound...Their lyrics are a social commentary on the issues that affect the daily lives of Iranians all over the world.’ -- BBC World

Praised for their sharp and satirical lyrics and a unique blend of musical styles from rock to gypsy jazz to Iranian folk, Kiosk is an underground Iranian music band founded in 2003 by Arash Sobhani in Tehran. The band first made a name for itself by recording material considered “inappropriate” by the Islamic cultural authorities. Prevented from performing in public or publishing in studios in Tehran, Sobhani moved to the US in 2005 where he led Kiosk to release the album, “Ordinary Man” the first Iranian underground album ever” officially” released in the west.The album was well-received by music critics and fans alike, both inside and outside of Iran and was made available on major music distribution channels in the West, a first for Iranian underground music.

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